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Old 06-10-21, 08:04 PM
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Personal Best today 👍

Iím 53 yrs old and started riding a few months ago. Began with 3 mile rides at average of 16mph. Bumped it up to 10 mile rides that took me around 35 mins.

Been riding about 340 miles a month for the last few months. Finally broke the 30 min mark today(which was a big goal of mine). On a side note: Iím now down to 201lbs (a loss of 38lbs). Pretty happy with my progress so far.

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Old 06-10-21, 08:55 PM
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Good job, keep at it and congrats!
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Old 06-11-21, 02:13 AM
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Good on ya GBK!
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Old 06-11-21, 02:25 AM
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Keep it up. Most likely you will keep improving.
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Old 06-11-21, 02:39 AM
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Good deal. I'm also 53 and been riding since I was 19 and I'm actually the strongest I've ever been. Never been overweight in my life and I rarely get sick. Most guys our age have a cabinet filled with prescription drugs haha
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Old 06-11-21, 06:12 AM
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That's great and it will only get better.
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Old 06-11-21, 06:14 AM
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Old 06-11-21, 06:49 AM
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Much better than me, I ride 10 miles every morning but average about 41 minutes. Of course I'm also lugging around 50 more pounds than you are.
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Old 06-11-21, 08:38 AM
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Not sure how hilly Syracuse is, but you're a speed demon in the making unless you're riding on mostly flat ground. Sounds like you're doing yourself some good with weight loss and improving stamina. All good!
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Old 06-11-21, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuckles1 View Post
Not sure how hilly Syracuse is, but you're a speed demon in the making unless you're riding on mostly flat ground. Sounds like you're doing yourself some good with weight loss and improving stamina. All good!
My route is somewhat undulatingÖbut a good amount of flat. Left side of my route(see pic) between the 7mile symbol and intersection is a long incline. What slows me down is all the turnsÖ.and the fact that my route is 5 miles long so I have to do a U-turn to start my second lap.

Funny to think, that only a few months agoÖ.I didnít even know how to shift gears on a road bike. Now Iím up and down the gears like itís nothing.
Finally started get out of the saddle more. I was mistakenly trying to ride out of the saddle in too easy of a gear. 🤦‍♂️. Now Iím powering up the incline on my route without a problem.
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Old 06-11-21, 12:59 PM
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Congrats on the PR, and the weight loss! Way to go!
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Old 06-24-21, 08:00 PM
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Making more progress.

Maintained 30mph for 20 secs on a short seated sprint on a flat section of my route. Until todayÖ..I hadnít ridden faster than 25mph, and that was on a slight decline.
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Originally Posted by GBK233 View Post
Making more progress.

Maintained 30mph for 20 secs on a short seated sprint on a flat section of my route. Until todayÖ..I hadnít ridden faster than 25mph, and that was on a slight decline.
Fessup, you on an Ebike?
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Old 06-24-21, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
Fessup, you on an Ebike?
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LOL. Nope def not an ebike. About pooped myself seeing 30mph on the app while I was sprinting.
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Old 07-22-21, 06:57 PM
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More progress:
Took my daily 10 mile ride today…and decided to stretch it out a bit. Would’ve done another 10miles had my phone not started dying. Wasn’t even tired when I stopped. Was a bit worried about bonking since I hadn’t eaten in a few hours, but luckily no issues. Today was the first time I’ve ridden over 10 miles in one ride.
(Sorry about the super large pic…no idea how to make it smaller)


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Old 07-22-21, 07:55 PM
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GREAT!!!

If you wish to get just a bit more competitive, you should consider entering as a three person RELAY team in the upcoming Cazenovia SPRINT Triathlon on Aug 28th.

https://www.trisignup.com/Race/NY/Ca...a/CazenoviaTri


You would really enjoy doing the BIKE portion and racing against the clock and comparing your time to times clocked by others. YOU DON'T NEED ANY SPECIAL BIKE OR ANYTHING, as your current and most recent general ride times do indicate that you will be better than the average RELAY team's bicycle rider. YOU CAN EASILY DO THIS sprint Tri AS THE BICYCLE COURSE IS SHORT AND ALTHOUGH SLIGHTLY CHALLENGING, WOULD BE NOTHING FOR YOU, AS IT WOULD BE A BREEZE AND A LOT OF FUN, UNLESS THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE. Just find a pal or relative that can do the SWIM portion and another who can do the RUN portion. Hey, if yall have never done a Tri before, the transitions are where you want to be as speedy as possible........so the Swimmer needs to move fast after getting out of the water and ramble fast to relay the "CHIP" to you on the bike so you can begin the bike portion....obviously you'll have to do the same at the end of the bike portion....relaying the "CHIP" to the Runner on your team............the "CHIP" records your times....yours and your fellow teamates' times and the transition times between the end of swim and beginning of bike, and end of bike, and beginning of the run...
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Old 07-23-21, 05:53 AM
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Congrats, keep up the great work.
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Old 07-23-21, 07:59 AM
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Congrats! Well done
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20mph average, that is awesome! You are a beast! I ride a similar 11 mile flat out and back route and I finally broke 16mph average today. My goal is to get back to 20 (where I was 10 years ago and 20lbs lighter).
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Old 07-23-21, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by GBK233 View Post
LOL. Nope def not an ebike. About pooped myself seeing 30mph on the app while I was sprinting.
You should read this thread:

Could a #2 be beneficial for a ride..
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Old 07-23-21, 11:15 AM
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UFO right behind you?
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Old 07-23-21, 11:23 AM
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20mph average, that is awesome! You are a beast! I ride a similar 11 mile flat out and back route and I finally broke 16mph average today. My goal is to get back to 20 (where I was 10 years ago and 20lbs lighter).
yaÖIím happy with the 19.5mph average considering my route has a bunch of turns, isnít flat, and I have to do u-turns every 5 mile lap.
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Old 07-24-21, 02:29 PM
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yaÖIím happy with the 19.5mph average considering my route has a bunch of turns, isnít flat, and I have to do u-turns every 5 mile lap.
Congratulations on your progress!
Do you have the elevation for that route?
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Congratulations on your progress!
Do you have the elevation for that route?
dont know if this helps


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Old 07-24-21, 05:02 PM
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Congratulations! I am at the same weight. I am biking and dieting mainly to keep under the weight limit of my wheels; the health improvement is only a side benefit.
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